Guggenheim Partners Senior Managing Director Dottie Mattison has been named CEO of Prometheus Global Media, the group that owns music, media and entertainment brands Billboard, Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, The Film Expo Group, and Clio Awards. The announcement was made today by James Finkelstein, Chairman of Prometheus Global Media, and Todd Boehly, President of Guggenheim Partners. Mattison’s appointment takes effect immediately.
As CEO of Prometheus Global Media, Mattison will oversee management of the company and its media properties. She replaces Richard Beckman, whose departure was announced Friday. She will continue to work in close coordination with Prometheus Chairman James Finkelstein.
“Prometheus has strong brands, broad audiences and partners, and the ability to deliver engaging and compelling content,” said Mattison. “Our team is poised to take advantage of the opportunities in the changing global media landscape. We’ve already created new lines of business like the Adweek Young Executive Lab conference series, the Billboard Summer Beats Concert series and the mobile apps for The Hollywood Reporter. I look forward to leading the team to delivering even more excellence across the board.”
Prior to Guggenheim Partners, Mattison was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Apparel Global Merchandising Center of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where she oversaw the company’s portfolio of private apparel brands and was responsible for cross-category entertainment merchandising programs. She also held posts as Vice President and Chief Merchant for Walmart.com, as well as head of the company’s Sustainability Textiles Network initiative.She also led the relocation and build-out of Wal-Mart’s apparel operation when the business moved to New York City in 2007. Prior to this role, Mattison was vice president and chief merchant of Walmart.com. She started her retail career as an hourly sales associate in the Gap Brand Stores division of Gap Inc., rising through the company’s merchandizing ranks to vice president.
“Dottie’s brand management and executive leadership experience are the perfect combination to lead Prometheus and its rich portfolio of music, media and entertainment businesses,” said Todd Boehly, President of Guggenheim Partners. “We are confident that she will steward the brands, attract the best talent in the industry, and build for quality and longevity.”
In 2007, The Wall Street Journal named Mattison one of “50 Women to Watch.” She has been a participant in Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, and a member of the National Association of Female Executives Closed Roundtable. Mattison serves on the board of directors for Dress for Success Worldwide.